Bachelorâs degree and 5 years of related experience
Prior experience in leading engineering teams Prior experience in managing public-private partnerships Prior experience in managing technology projects (especially those in wireless, networking, software, and/or IT) Project Management Professional and/or Scrum Master certifications
For theÂ Research/Engineering Manager position, key responsibilities include leading technical project execution and management, team development, and stakeholder engagement. Prior experience in wireless/networking/software systems development, deployment, and/or operation is invaluable.
Example of Duties Wireless systems development, deployment, and operation
Lead and development of a large-scale, first-of-its-kind wireless living lab encompasses bleeding-edge technologies and innovation platforms such as those for free-space optical communication, mmWave, massive MIMO, LEO satcom, URLLC, communications and networking softwarization, AR/VR, and precision agriculture
Deploy and operate the deployed wireless living lab in central Iowa
Lead a team of students, postdocs, and technical staff members in the living lab development, deployment, and operation
Technical project management; Project Management Professional and/or Scrum Master certification
Collaborate with faculty members and public-private partners in project execution
Systems building/research in wireless, networks, and/or distributed systems
Design, develop, deploy, and operate field deployed wireless, network, and/or distributed systems
Working with cellular network platforms (e.g., OpenAirInterface, srsLTE, ONF SD-RAN, and COMAC), edge/cloud computing platforms (e.g., OpenStack, Kubernetes), SDN, and/or VNF
Work with edge/cloud systems management, virtual machines/containers, Linux systems administration, shell scripting, etc.
Capability of building systems prototypes based on reference publications and/or open-source code base
Programming skills: Python, Web, C, C++, Java, etc.
Knowledge of wireless systems, networked/distributed systems, operating systems, virtualization, systems and network security
Research and Funding Acquisition
Lead and participate in cutting-edge research that advances the frontiers of wireless systems, edge and loud computing, and rural broadband
Collaborate with students, postdocs, technical staff members, and public-private partners in research
Lead and participate in research funding acquisition activities, leading proposals to federal and state agencies as well as industry partners
Level Guidelines â¢ Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISUâs mission and department or work unit goals â¢ Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude â¢ Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action â¢ Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices â¢ Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff â¢ May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team) â¢ May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist â¢ Provides guidance to students
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
October 31, 2025
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program â¢ This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.